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Earning Their Stripes Episode 11: Isan Díaz interview & Jordan Yamamoto’s MLB debut

Sensational second baseman Isan Díaz joins the show to discuss his background, uniform preferences and incredible 2019 production.

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Danny, Ian and Ethan react live to Jordan Yamamoto’s MLB debut (1:35) and examine the factors that led to the Marlins promoting him instead of alternatives like Zac Gallen. Then, they analyze the mixed results from top prospect Sixto Sánchez (16:50) and all-around excellence of Isan Díaz (21:40) and Edward Cabrera (27:30).

That’s followed by an exclusive interview with Isan (33:17)! The star second baseman explains why he’s so proud to represent his native Puerto Rico, the bond he shares with Yamamoto, Lewis Brinson and Monte Harrison, his mindset while being on the cusp of a major league debut and much more.

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Fish Stripes has a few remaining tickets to Saturday’s Florida State League All-Star Game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium! To win a pair, listen to the pod and comment on this article with Isan’s favorite tattoo and where it is located on his body.

Enjoy Episode 11 of ETS!

Díaz is the frontrunner for 2019 Marlins Minor League Player of the Year. Slashing .287/.372/.530 for Triple-A New Orleans, he leads the entire organization in home runs (14), extra-base hits (27) and runs scored (51). Flashing the leather, too!

You can follow Díaz on Twitter (@isan_diaz) and Instagram (@isandiaz11).

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